Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Officer Wells Van Ness

Officer Wells Van Ness
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Stabbed
End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 1867
Date of Incident: Wednesday,September 25, 1867
Age: 57
Badge Number: 143
Tour of Duty: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Knife
Buried: Unknown
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P48 - W8
TPOM: 28, C, 18

Officer Wells was stabbed to death by a drunken man he was attempting to arrest. He was walking back from Arsenal and South Main Streets when he came across the man lying on the ground and tried to arrest him.

Patrolman Wells was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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